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Hey guys the school is great considering youQuite BrightComputer Science
Hey guys the school is great considering you approach everything the right way. Let me explain, I am a Computer Science major and the education is excellent. Probably just as good as a Columbia student is getting. With that said, I was always smart about picking the right classes and classes that were interesting. I always checked the professors on review sits(some or world class profs...some are not). The weekends do get kind of slow but you have to be sure to make friends with the people that stay every weekend, which there are a ton. Bar hopping in Port Jeff is always fun. The dorms are getting better every year. Campus has a lot of new additions including new dorms in the past 3 years.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: A
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Stony Brook is a great school with bothQuite BrightPsychology
Stony Brook is a great school with both friendly students and faculty. However, there is also a lot of information you should know before deciding to come here:

1. If you are going to live on campus, then you should definitely be aware that on the weekends it gets extremely boring. Half of the students at SBU are commuters, so on weekends and during the week, when the commuters leave there aren't too many people around. Also, they don't really have as many activities for residents as they make it seem.

2. A lot of the class sizes at SBU are pretty big, some of the science classes can have as many as 600 students in a lecture. So, if you do not feel comfortable learning in a huge class, then I really don't think SBU is for you.

3. If possible, you should try to get your car on campus if you are a resident! There really isn't that much to do on campus, especially on weekends, so if you have a car on campus it would definitely be useful. A lot of times residents may feel like they are stranded on campus with nothing to do and no where to go. Although SBU does have buses to take you to the mall, having your own car would be beneficial!

4. There is a lot of school spirit here, so if you do come here then make sure you have a red shirt to wear on fridays!...I think that's pretty much all the advice I can think of. Stony Brook is without a doubt an amazing school, but I will be the first to admit that it definitely isn't a school for everyone.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: B, Useful Schoolwork: F
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College helped, of course.History/Histories (art history/etc.)
College helped, of course.It would have been better to have more career fairs and internships for students, also more career guidance for individual students.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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